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Vintgar Gorge and Bled Castle

I had a lovely morning relaxing at the outside courtyard area and sat at the outside the kitchen area listening to church bells and cheeping birds. I could see the church spire and it was all just very serene.

We changed rooms to the building next door as we couldn't extend our stay in the same room. At 11.30am we headed out to walk to Vintgar Gorge – a 4km walk from Bled to the next village, where at the entrance of the gorge we bought an entry ticket for 4E and then walked 1.6km to the end of the gorge.

Again just so stunningly pretty with iridescent green water rushing and tumbling down this gorge with several waterfalls. It was so nice and cool once in the gorge with massively high rock cliffs towering hundreds of feet overhead.

How they built the boardwalk that clung to the cliffs and crisscrossed the gorge is absolutely amazing. It would have been very dangerous as the water is very wild. It ended up at a 16 m waterfall

We got back at 2.30pm having walked a total of 11.2 km. Mum did really well seeing as it was hot at 28 degrees with a lot of uphill.

Yep overload of photos again as I just kept taking so many!

We bought some fresh bread for lunch and added a boiled egg, boiled some more eggs for the next couple of days, did our washing and are waiting for late afternoon to go out again.

Walked up hundreds of steps to visit the imposing castle perched high on this rocky outcrop. It cost 10 E to enter the castle and had several terraces of cafes and places to sit right beside the edge where it dropped off hundreds of metres below. The view over the island church and mountains was stunning and Lake Bled looked like a mirror.

We sat right beside the lake to have a drink until 8pm and then ate all the remaining food we had in the fridge for dinner.

Once it was dark I wandered back down to the lake to see the castle lit up at night

Mum at the rest stop at the end of the gorge

Mum at the rest stop at the end of the gorge


Walkways and the greenest clearest water

Walkways and the greenest clearest water


Waterfall at the end

Waterfall at the end


Rushing water

Rushing water


Gorge beauty

Gorge beauty


Gorge narrows

Gorge narrows


Mum looking hot and bothered

Mum looking hot and bothered


Castle entry

Castle entry


Walking past fields to the gorge

Walking past fields to the gorge


Gorge

Gorge


Gorge

Gorge


View from the castle

View from the castle


gorge

gorge


Looking over the waterfall

Looking over the waterfall


View of island

View of island


Gorge

Gorge


Gorge and mountains

Gorge and mountains


Gorge

Gorge


Emerald water

Emerald water


Gorge

Gorge


Mum walking to the gorge

Mum walking to the gorge


Bridge and waterfall

Bridge and waterfall


Walkways

Walkways


Walkways

Walkways


Walkways

Walkways


Walkways

Walkways


Looking back to Bled and the castle

Looking back to Bled and the castle


Gorge

Gorge


Gorge

Gorge


Gorge

Gorge


Castle well

Castle well


Gorge

Gorge


Waterfall

Waterfall


Gorge

Gorge


Narrowed gorge

Narrowed gorge


Stunning water

Stunning water


selfies

selfies


waterfall

waterfall


Mum in the hostel kitchen

Mum in the hostel kitchen


Outside area

Outside area


Castle entry

Castle entry


View from the castle

View from the castle


View of Bled from the castle

View of Bled from the castle


View of church below

View of church below


Castle

Castle


Island

Island


Castel toilet

Castel toilet


Castle

Castle


Castle entry

Castle entry


Castle

Castle


Castle cobble stones

Castle cobble stones


Church spire

Church spire


Drinks by the lake

Drinks by the lake


Castle lit up at night

Castle lit up at night


Castle and church spire

Castle and church spire


My attic window above my bunk

My attic window above my bunk

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Slovenia

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